Kate Downie

Guests @ Gray's

Visitors to the River

Thursday 17th March 2016 at 1.00pm
Lecture Theatre SB42
Garthdee House Annexe

‘Walk Through Resonant Landscape’

Kate Downie has been a practicing artist since graduating in drawing and painting at Gray’s School of Art in 1980.

In her lecture ‘Walk Through Resonant Landscape’, Kate examines the development of her relationship with modern and traditional Chinese cultures, and the influence it has had on her art.

In 2010 she set foot in China for the first time, as recipient of a William Gillies Scholarship award from the Royal Scottish Academy. Since then she has visited the country 5 times, each time trying to increase her understanding of the Chinese culture, politics and environment. In the current RGU exhibition ‘Shared Vision’ she brings together a body of her work that examines the role of traditional ink painting in maintaining a romantic view of the country despite the huge political and social upheavals of…

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